Monday, 20 July 2009
Gift Bags Made Gorgeous
I usually prefer using wrapping paper instead of gift bags, because I like to have fun with ribbons and flowers, and I have always thought that gift bags didn't allow me as much creativity. I may have to change my mind after making over these two 97-cent Walmart gift bags. This is how they started out: After I added some ribbon, flowers, and tissue paper I already had, and tied the bag shut with jute string, the pink one was transformed from plain to pretty: With the green one, I glued on the same ribbon, and free-handed a design with yo-yos that I made when I was 16 and staying at a crafty friend's house. I have a whole ziploc bag full of these yo-yos, and while I think they're cute, I didn't ever have any use for them. This bag was tied with jute as well, and for a card, I tied on the little tag that came with the bag, and glued a yo-yo to the outside, both front and back. This green gift bag went from garden-variety to gorgeous! Sorry for the bad alliteration...maybe I've been watching too much daytime reality TV. These gifts went to KD's niece, for whom I painted the pink-and-white box. (Sorry again...I just couldn't end this post with a preposition! My grammar-nerd tendencies can lie dormant for months, then suddenly break out all at once). See other lovely transformations over at Between Naps on the Porch's Met Monday. I love Susan's decorating tips that she posted today.